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[Jun. 17th, 2005|10:24 am]
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Are euphemisms exclusive to english speaking nations? I wouldn't think so, but they don't seem so applicable in other languages as in ours.
Does anyone else think that the American trend towards excessive use of euphemisms hint at alot about our country?
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From: ipaytostalk
2005-06-17 05:05 pm (UTC)
I think that using euphemisms is our way of creating a false sense of sensitivity. I guess you might remember the essay we read On Being a Cripple. I think euphemisms imply the fear of facing reality, which can be tied to television as well. People create this fake world of political correctness, reality television, fashion, pop culture, patriotism, you name it. Anything that is "American". I know I sort of got off the subject but our excessive use of euphemisms is part of what "America" is.
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